Kirkendall Garden Club

Gardening in Hamilton, Ontario

We hope to add happiness and beauty to our neighbourhoods by promoting and enjoying gardening in our community. Gardeners of all confidence levels are welcome!

Please join our mailing list to receive periodic updates on our community events and activities (you can also check a box to become a member and we’ll get in touch with details):


The new KGC Free Community Seed Library

April 23rd: the temporary seed library is currently unavailable, watch here for news of the permanent library to be installed soon.
April 11th, 2022: located temporarily inside the Locke Street Community Fridge!

Take what you need and leave what you can. Seed sharing information below the photo.

In the same spirit of the fridge, the seed library is ‘take what you need and leave what you can’. The Kirkendall Garden Club will also add new packets of seeds on a regular basis. A permanent small wooden library structure will soon be mounted to the back of the community fridge building.

If you are leaving seeds, please add only ’single-serving’ packets of seeds.

👉🏾👉🏻👉🏿👉🏼 Tips for sharing seeds* at the KGC Community Seed Library:

  • Package your seeds in sealed envelopes or baggies, clearly labelled with a non-smudgeable pen/marker (see DIY origami envelope plan in photos)
  • Indicate the plant’s common name and variety, as well as the botanical name if you know it
  • Indicate if plant is annual, perennial, biennial for ornamentals
  • The year the seeds were collected, and seed source (saved or from which seed company)
  • Approximate number of seeds in the packet
  • Place them into the correct seed category in the library
  • Please return the seed library to the top shelf
    *Note: please share only seeds (no roots/corms/tubers)

Get in touch with us if you have any questions!
Enjoy the seed library!

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Contest registration is now closed – good luck to our 2022 contestants – click here for contest details!

Scroll down this page to see last year’s pumpkin contest winners and finalists!

Saturday, March 5th – Come to our Community Seed Exchange!

Thanks to everyone who came out!

Learn how to winter sow

Click here to learn about an easy way to start many seeds outdoors over the winter/spring with minimal effort and no indoor grow-lights required!

The Winners of our First Annual Great Giant Pumpkin Grow-off have been announced!

😊 Congratulations to our winners!!!
Heaviest Pumpkin:
Winner 1st place: Lilac 184.5 lbs grown by Talena & Kaylene
Runners up >
2nd: Fritz4 110.9 lbs grow by Julie B
3rd: Heckin’ Chonk 86.4 lbs grown by Jason A
3rd: Rarity 86.4 lbs grown by Rhoda B
5th: Pierce 80.2 lbs grown by Ramona & Mike

As voted by our contestants…
Winner Most Beautiful Pumpkin – Fritz4 grown by Julie B
Winner Most Mutant Pumpkin – Lilac grown by Talena and Kaylene

Huge thanks to all of our contestants and finalists. Our 2022 contest will be launched in the new year!

All of our 2021 grow-off finalists:

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About us & how to join

Photo credit: E Turnbull

Our members live in downtown-west Hamilton, in and around the Kirkendall and Strathcona neighbourhoods. At some point in 2022, we hope to resume in-person member meetings out of doors, take garden walks and tours and to plant gardens in the neighbourhood. In 2019 we held a spring plant sale to raise funds (the 2020 and 2021 plant sales were cancelled due to COVID-19).

Due to covid-19 we have waived memberships fees for 2020/21.

To join us or request additional information please email:

Monthly meetings and the latest newsletter

Photo credit: Pixabay

Monthly meetings are on hold due to COVID-19. We hope that outdoor monthly in-person meetings will resume sometime in 2022.

We remain active in our Facebook groups. If you live in the area come check it out.

If you would like to become a member, just send us an email:

Community Events & Projects

Photo credit: Twitter @mariatop

Promoting gardening in the community.
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We have a private Facebook group that is for both our members and our local gardener friends – find it on our facebook page and request to join us!

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